I have this technology artifact near my desk. It was called the AOL Mobile Communicator, a small blue plastic device for instant messaging and email that was made by Research in Motion (now Blackberry). AOLers, as we called ourselves in the 00s, played with them incessantly. I often made colleagues [...]
BlackBerry agreed to acquire mass- messaging startup AtHoc, adding to its portfolio of software products. ||| Toronto - BlackBerry agreed to acquire mass- messaging startup AtHoc, adding to its portfolio of software products. AtHoc’s...Show More Summary
BlackBerry has for a long time toyed with the idea of including WhatsApp in its mobile phone application store given that it also runs a competitor app called BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). The Canadian company has had a dilemma on whether or not to avail WhatsApp to its users. Show More Summary
BlackBerry today is issuing a new update to its BBM app for Android that not only brings a number of aesthetic changes, but also some new security features many people will enjoy.
For Android users out there that happen to take advantage of BlackBerry Messenger, a noteworthy update for the app is now available. With it, BBM users will have an option for even more privacy features as well as a brand new UI refresh. First up, specifically for Android users, BBM has a new material design [...]
BlackBerry has introduced a new Private Chat feature to its BBM messaging app for Android, BlackBerry 10, and iOS.
BlackBerry today pushed out an update to the Android, BlackBerry, and iOS versions of its BBM app and added several new features. The main new addition is a private chatting mode that strips conversations of names and profile pictures. Show More Summary
WhatsApp is a unique internet-based messaging app that allows users to exchange messages over the internet, without paying costly SMS charges. The app is available for a variety of platforms including Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Nokia. Show More Summary
It’s something of a vicious circle where developers won’t want to develop for platforms that lack a large user base, and users avoid platforms that don’t have enough apps on them. Like we said this is a vicious cycle and one that BlackBerry is unfortunate to be part of. Show More Summary
If you're a BlackBerry-toting American, you're about to get a ton of Android apps on your plate. As promised, BlackBerry has started the US rollout of an update that gives all BB10 devices access to the Amazon Appstore, saving you from having to sideload some of the Android titles you can't live without. Show More Summary
Secure, well-managed, compatible with apps – think about it Analysis Four months ago, BlackBerry announced it was porting key features of its BlackBerry OS software to Android and iOS – stuff like its onscreen keyboard, Universal Search, and the notification Hub.…
This week’s Apple Loop includes a summary of the WWDC announcements, details on downloading iOS 9, the new features in OSX El Capitan, the native apps SDK for the Apple Watch, details on the Apple Music streaming service, news on the...Show More Summary
A few years ago, you wouldn’t have been considered as a high-end mobile phone user if you didn’t own a BlackBerry device. The same couldn’t be said of you unless you were using BBM as your default instant messaging app. Today, these two platforms have faded away, with Android and iOS taking over the mobile The post WhatsApp Messenger vs. Show More Summary
Even though the WhatsApp voice call element has been up for grabs for a while now for Blackberry, Android and iOS users, Windows Phone users has been left out. But this is no longer the case since the beta version is currently accessible for those using Windows Phone. Show More Summary
Ah, Material Design. It’s glorious. The latest high-profile app to receive a Material Design makeover is BlackBerry’s own BBM beta app for Android, bringing a UI more consistent for users running Lollipop on their device. Inside, beyond...Show More Summary
Blackberry is rolling out a significant update to its Beta app that makes it much more visually appealing and better in line with the Android look.
App stores such as the iTunes App Store, Google Play, BlackBerry World, and the Windows Phone Store are meant to be safe havens for apps and its users where thanks to the review efforts, apps that are published in these stores follow a certain guideline and are generally malware-free, versus apps found on third-party stores. Show More Summary
One of the main reasons why first time smartphone buyers choose iOS or Android over competitors like Windows Phone or BlackBerry is the fact that those platforms have infinitely more applications available as opposed to the ones that are hanging on for dear life. Show More Summary
BlackBerry has pushed an update to BBM for Windows Phone today that finally adds access to the Channels feature. After making its debut in the beta version of BBM not too long ago, Channels are finally in the main app for everyone to enjoy.
BlackBerry today made an update available to its Windows Phone BBM app that adds support for Channels. BBM Channels foster conversations around specific topics, brands, or products. Organizations can use BBM Channels to interface with the public and their users and/or fans. Show More Summary